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From ICT Integration to Systemic Transformation George Siemens Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute Athabasca University Alberta, Canada March 16, 2010 Madrid, Spain Spanish EU Presidency of EU


Transformation Technology growth…in society Technology growth…in learning Systemic response Planning & strategy ICT integration…investment ICT integration…for disruption


Transforming education


Transforming education


New forms of organization


New forms of learning


New forms of leadership


New models of strategy and policy development


The system of education must become a learner


Intended instruction hours, age 7-14 Public Institutions

OECD (2008), Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators – 2008 Edition


Whole Person Learning


“Children need to be able to make meaningful connections between their learning in school and…their home environments” Futurelab (2010), Developing the home-school relationship using digital technologies, p. 2


“The promotion of lifelong learning is inextricably linked to the social dimension of higher education. Equal opportunity in higher education can only become a reality when study paths are more flexible…”

Focus on Higher Education in Europe 2010: The Impact of the Bologna Process


Transformation Technology growth…in society Technology growth…in learning Systemic response Planning & strategy ICT integration…investment ICT integration…for disruption


Years to hit 50% adoption (US)

Measuring the forces of long-term change: The 2009 Shift Index, p. 32


Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds, 2010


Hours per day

Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds, 2010


“Understanding the role of media in young people’s lives is essential for those concerned about promoting the healthy development of children and adolescents� Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds, 2010


ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009


Transformation Technology growth…in society Technology growth…in learning Systemic response Planning & strategy ICT integration…investment ICT integration…for disruption


Computers are being used‌just not for education OECD/CERI (2009) Is Technology Use Related to Educational Performance? Evidence from PISA


Learning on Demand: Online Education in the United States, 2009


Percentage of 17-74 yr old taking course on Internet

IPTS (2010) Learning 2.0 - The Impact of Social Media on Learning in Europe


By 2016, 50% of continuing medical education will be online Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2010


Transformation Technology growth…in society Technology growth…in learning Systemic response Planning & strategy ICT integration…investment ICT integration…for disruption


Tertiary Gross Enrollment

UNESCO (2009) Trends in Global Higher Education: Tracking an Academic Revolution


“Building a Digital Knowledge Economy in the 21st Century will be fundamental to the UK’s future prosperity.”

Digital Britain, 2009


“Just as technology is at the core of virtually every aspect of our daily lives and work, we must leverage it to provide engaging and powerful learning experiences, content, and resources and assessments…” US Department of Education, National Educational Technology Plan 2010


“In a socio-economic system dominated by “unique creation” the critical value-added comes from the ideas and insights that each person makes as their contribution” IPTS, School's Over: Learning Spaces in Europe in 2020, p. 35


Transformation Technology growth…in society Technology growth…in learning Systemic response Planning & strategy ICT integration…investment ICT integration…for disruption


More planning is not needed. Different planning is needed.


Today’s choices collapse future options


We don’t quite know where this is trending


“…as our world increasingly mirrors “the network” and “the collaborative,” a host of traditional policies must be reexamined” The Future of Higher Education: Beyond the Campus, 2010


Transformation Technology growth…in society Technology growth…in learning Systemic response Planning & strategy ICT integration…investment ICT integration…for disruption


ICT alters established boundaries


Investment often in hardware, not social capacity building Ng, Miao & Lee (2009), Capacity-building for ICT integration in education


Need to “reach thresholds of investments in ICT and in the skills and educational organisation to use them so as to reap educational benefits� OECD (2004), Educational Policy Analysis, ch. 2


Transformation Technology growth…in society Technology growth…in learning Systemic response Planning & strategy ICT integration…investment ICT integration…for disruption


Successful ICT integration is clearly related to actions taken at the leadership level: planning, supporting, strategy creation Tondeur, van Keer, van Braak, & Valcke, (2008), ICT integration in the classroom: Challenging the potential of a school policy


Distribute Leadership Improving School Leadership (2008). Volume 1: Policy and Practice, Exec Summary


“To make learning effective in the future, to teach the skills children will need, on the scale they will be needed (especially in the developing world), will require disruptive innovation to create new, low-cost, mass models for learning.�

Learning from Extremes, Cisco, 2010


“The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators in sensemaking, coaching, and credentialing.� Horizon Report, 2010


“a technologically confident education and skills system where all participants have a good and self-improving capability with technology� BECTA, 2008


Digital literacy skills are “an operating system for the mind� Stephen Downes, 2009


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Magalhaes


Teachers, policy makers, leaders, have to start using the tools first


www.elearnspace.org (weekly newsletter) gsiemens@elearnspace.org Doctoral Seminar: June 21-25, 2010 https://tekri.athabascau.ca/dr_seminar/


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